Best Essential Oils For The Kitchen

A busy kitchen needs to be kept clean, but it doesn’t need superbug killing power, because by necessity you are wiping and washing several times a day. Essential oils are a kitchen’s best friend – not only do they smell amazing but they also have great germ-busting power.

The main functions for any kitchen cleaner are not only to clean but also to fight bacteria and leave a pleasant smell. You’ll find many of the cleaning recipes on our website use essential oils for this purpose.

Here’s a list of the best essential oils for the kitchen.

Essential Oil Properties

Rosemary – antiseptic

Lemon – antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-fungal

Eucalyptus – antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-fungal

Tea-tree – antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-fungal

Lavender – antiviral, antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-fungal

Lime – antibiotic, antiseptic

Orange – antiseptic

One of the most popular products we make in the Green Goddess range is the Peppermint Cleaning Paste. People have even mentioned they use it as a shampoo – and it makes a great hand cleaner for greasy/oily or dirty gardening hands, much better for you and the plant than than Swarfega.

Try making your own cleaning paste with our recipe here. It will clean up your bench top, hob, sinks, basins, shower and bath tub beautifully.

Another kitchen essential is our Green Goddess Spray Cleaner, try making your own with a blend of oils from the list above. Here’s the recipe.


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